Emergent pulmonary thromboendarterectomy with percutaneous cardiopulmonary support system for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Kitamura, Tadashi; Morota, Tetsuro; Takamoto, Shinichi
October 2003
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Oct2003, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p656
Academic Journal
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy offers a comparatively low surgical mortality rate with appropriate patient selection. However, the operative mortality in patients with high pulmonary vascular resistance or severe pulmonary hypertension and subsequent right ventricular failure is poor. We report an unusual case that survived an emergent pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular failure.


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